News Worms
News Worms


Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 1 in 4 US Men

Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 1 in 4 US Men

During a recent two-year period, nearly 23 percent of USA adults ages 18 to 59 had a type of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) that put them at high risk of certain cancers, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published Thursday.

The figure actually increases to more than 42 percent between 2013 and 2014 if all forms of genital HPV are included, according to the CDC report. "Other types are considered high risk, causing cancer in different areas of the body including the cervix and vagina in women, penis in men, and anus and oropharynx (mouth and throat) in both men and women".

The study also showed evidence that the vaccine protected against three other high-risk HPV genotypes involved in the development of cervical cancer.

Levels of a cancer-causing virus have fallen sharply after a vaccination campaign.

More news: Shinsuke Nakamura Is Here

While great progress has been made in creating HPV vaccines, current approaches to prevent infection have limitations. Most of these go away on their own, typically without even causing symptoms, but some HPV strains can lead to genital warts and cancer.

Dr. Lois Ramondetta, a professor of gynecologic oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, told NBC News a year ago: "There is an epidemic of HPV related cancers in men, specifically those of the tonsil and the back of the tongue". As such, the CDC recommends all kids between the ages of 11 or 12 be vaccinated, though women can still be vaccinated up to age 26 and men through age 21. "People really need to realize that this is a serious concern". As the disease predominantly affects women aged 25-29, the researchers are hoping to observe a decrease in new cervical cancer diagnoses within the next year. Some people still think vaccination encourages youth to become promiscuous.

While vaccination rates have been increasing, they still lag for both boys and girls.

There are about 12,000 cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in the United States annually - and each year, about 4,000 women die from it.

More news: Zika Causes Birth Defects In One In 10 Pregnancies: US Study

The prevalence of oral HPV was lowest among Asian adults and highest among black adults.

Positive results of the study would offer women the opportunity to protect themselves and their sexual partners against potentially deadly HPV infection through the simple application of an affordable, over-the-counter product.

But when we talk about cervical cancer, prevention and screening are key.

Lingering misconceptions and fears are among the reasons for the lower HPV vaccine uptake, said Electra Paskett, a cancer control researcher at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. "If effective, this approach can be a cheap, women-controlled way that can empower women to protect themselves from HPV and cervical cancer", says Einstein.

More news: South braces for stormy day expected to bring tornado risk

follow

editors' picks

April 07, 2017
LBA gears up for egg hunt
Be sure to visit the prehistoric forest to hunt for Mama T-Rex's dinosaur eggs and return them to her in exchange for a goody bag. The festivities will include face painting, live entertainment, field games, concessions and pictures with the Easter Bunny .

April 07, 2017
April the Giraffe may "shake things up" soon
And Monday, six weeks and one pregnant giraffe later, they're one of the hottest pages on Facebook , growing almost 3,000 percent. The birth of April's fourth calf was still pending as of Thursday, when the live video had about 115,000 people looking in.

April 06, 2017
Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee
If enough Democrats join Schumer in attempting to block Gorsuch's nomination, at least one Republican seems ready to go nuclear. They examined his qualifications based on integrity, professional competence and temperament.

April 06, 2017
CRPF official Cheeta discharged from AIIMS
Cheeta's wife Uma Singh said: "Doctors said he was in coma, but he would respond whenever I would meet him and hold his hand. Nine bullets, 16 days in coma and over 30 days in ICU later, CRPF officer Chetan Cheeta has fought his way back to recovery.

April 06, 2017
White House officials offer change to health care bill
Leaders say if the vote happens this week there'll be no time for a new CBO score, telling lawmakers how much the bill would cost. Another 40% wanted Obamacare in place with significant changes, while 30% wanted Obamacare repealed and replaced.

April 06, 2017
Baby giraffe facts: What to expect after April's baby is born
You will also see her do a few things including standing and staring off into space as well as stretching her neck and back legs. A GoFundMe page set up for April, giraffe father Oliver and their calf has raised more than $100,000 out of a goal of $50,000.

April 06, 2017
Liverpool gets ban from signing youth players
The second year is suspended for three years and will only be activated if any further breaches are discovered. LIVERPOOL are facing legal action from the Stoke kid at the centre of their academy transfer ban.

April 06, 2017
Sunny skies return on Sunday, but rain in the near future
An approaching warm front and low pressure system will increase the cloud cover Wednesday night bringing the chance for rain late. Friday we will start off partly cloudy for many , but clear to mostly sunny by the afternoon.

April 06, 2017
Trump praises Egyptian President for doing a "fantastic job"
A bomb blast tore through a subway train deep under Russia's second-largest city yesterday, killing 11 people and wounding about 40.

April 06, 2017
Stadium measure's defeat likely ends St. Louis' MLS chances
Louis proposal ran directly into that issue, along with the fact that the city would be shouldering the cost of the stadium alone. Before the Rams left for L.A., where the team eventually will play in a privately-financed stadium , the powers-that-be in St.